This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Endovascular Interventions for Femoropopliteal Peripheral Artery Disease: A Network Meta-Analysis of Current Technologies". The authors utilize network meta-analysis (NMA) to determine the optimal endovascular strategy for the management of femoropopliteal peripheral artery disease (PAD) by combining data from 15 randomized controlled trials (RTC) and 10 prospective single-arm trials to compare five treatments: bare metal stents (BMS), polymer-covered stents, drug-eluting stents, drug-coated balloons (DCB) and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA).
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, vascular medicine, vascular surgeons, nurses, techs, and trainees at all level with special interest in PAD.
To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 70% or better on the post test. Participants will have three opportunities to score 70% or better.
After participating in this journal-based CME activity, learners should be able to
List limitations of the existing body of literature that have been conducted to identify the best treatment option for femoropopliteal PAD.
Cite the reduction in target lesion revascularization (TLR) for the above listed options.
Describe the advantage of DCB when compared to BMS and PTA with regards to TLR.
JVIR CME Editor
Nishita Kothary, MD
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA
Michael R. Jaff, DO
Teresa Nelson, MS
Nicole Ferko, MSc
Melissa Martinson, PhD
Louise H. Anderson, PhD
Sarah Hollmann, M. Biotech
Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SIR designates this education activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program is approved for 1 self-assessment CME credit (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) - approved November 1, 2017. SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME credit offered for this enduring activity meets the ABR’s criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.